Animal Control

Laws Enforced

Suspected rabid animals, stray dogs, dog licensing, leash law and "pooper scooper" laws are enforced by the animal control officer and members of the Police Department.

Feral Cats

Stray feral cats are dealt with on a case by case basis. The most humane and economical way to deal with feral cats is to Trap Neuter and Return (TNR) the animal. Please see information regarding TNR at

Wild Animals

Wild animals are referred to Critter Control of Worcester.

Deceased animals on Public Ways

DPW Animal Control

Deceased animals on Public roads and property may be reported through the Online Request Portal